Springtime is the perfect moment to blow away the cobwebs, and there are numerous pockets of paradise in Northern California that beckon you. The real beauty is that you don’t have to travel for hours to be in a completely different atmosphere, from breathtaking nature to the bright lights and sights of a different city.
Here are five examples of one-day getaways that will help rejuvenate your spirits and lighten your stress load. All are a short drive from your office at Business Workspaces and ideal for a getaway with family, friends and business clients.
Five California Springtime Day Trips
1. Wine Country
Napa and Sonoma Valley are among the world’s top wine-producing regions, but the Sacramento Valley has plenty of amazing destinations too. There are more than four hundred internationally renowned wineries within easy driving distance. Wine country towns like Saint Helena, Calistoga, and Santa Rosa offer even more to explore, with lots of local history to discover in what some say is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
A quick trip over the Golden Gate Bridge brings you to a whole new world! Sausalito is a charming seaside community with the look and feel of Europe, namely Italy. Enjoy boutiques and galleries, dining patios, and lovely walks through quaint streets. Avoid driving as parking can be challenging; many prefer to cycle over the bridge. The best way to enjoy the trip to Sausalito is by using the ferry, which includes a tour of scenic San Francisco Bay.
3. Humboldt Redwood State Park
If going for a hike in nature is your thing, then the Humboldt Redwood State Park should be on your list of day excursions. The state park is home to the famous Rockefeller Forest, the site of the world’s largest contiguous old-growth coast redwood forest. With more than fifty-one thousand acres of towering, majestic trees, trails to explore, and the South Fork Eel River, Humboldt offers hiking, horseback riding, swimming, and fishing.
4. Fort Bragg
Located a couple of hours north of San Francisco, the charming coastal city of Fort Bragg is home to the famous Glass Beach, comprised of small fragments of polished glass rather than pebbles. Visit botanical gardens, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, MacKerricher State Park, or board the historical Skunk Train, offering delightful excursions into the redwood forest alongside the Noyo River Canyon. The historic city center boasts excellent dining and shopping.
5. Lake Tahoe
The famous glacial lake is a popular destination for summer activities like canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. Deeper than the height of the Empire State Building and boasting a consistently cool temperature between fifty-three and sixty-three degrees, swimming in Lake Tahoe is not for the faint of heart. The north and south shore of the picturesque lake is matched by the miles of hiking trails that offer up beautiful vistas. There are casinos, restaurants, and boutiques for those wishing more than scenery.
After the long winter, when you feel overloaded from work and being indoors, the best medicine for recharging your batteries is to take a short break and spend the day away from the office. The professionals at Business Workspaces offer a complete range of admin support so you can take all the time you need to experience some springtime relaxation.